West Sussex County Times

New kerbside collection­s to boost recycling

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Horsham District Council’s recycling team plans to start collecting batteries, textiles and small electrical items at the end of May.

During a meeting of the full council, Philip Circus, cabinet member for environmen­t, recycling & waste, told fellow councillor­s he and the staff were ‘very enthusiast­ic’ about the scheme.

Household batteries will be part of the kerbside collection but people will have to book online to arrange a collection of their textiles and electrical items such as kettles and toasters.

There will be no charge for the services.

Mr Circus said: “This will be a further boost to recycling.

“It’s particular­ly important in relation to batteries which at the moment get thrown away and end up in residual waste.

“They should be disposed of separately and our door-todoor collection will hopefully attack that problem.”

Mr Circus told the meeting that Horsham was currently the 59th best performing authority in the country when it came to recycling.

He added that the council was currently working on a programme for the collection of food waste and, once that came online, Horsham could find itself in the top 10.

He said: “I’d like to pay tribute to all our residents because, at the end of the day, we wouldn’t be the high performing authority in terms of recycling without the enormous participat­ion and dedication of our residents.”

Mr Circus also told the meeting that Horsham’s Repair Cafe, at the Quaker Meeting House, in Worthing Road, is reopening on July 31.

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